12/17/2008

My Crush is Diminishing....

Rick WarrenImage by kev/null via FlickrNews broke today that President-Elect Obama will have Rick Warren give the invocation at his inauguration.

Now, if you don't know who Rick Warren is, he's the pastor of Saddleback Church was one of the big "Mega Churches" behind Prop 8 in California. He's a big gay hater and the best selling author of the "Christian Self Help" drivel The Purpose Driven Life.

Warren said that homosexuality is not a natural way of life and thus not a human right. "We shall not tolerate this aspect at all."

Why Obama would want to have someone so divisive and nasty speak at his inuaguration is beyond me. Maybe he thinks it'll extend an olive branch to the bigots out there. But, we've all seen this before with his Secretary of States husband who made all nice with LGBT Americans and then sold us down the river immediately by signing the DOMA to make pretty with these same bigots.

Come on Obama, you're better than this and if you're not... it's going to be another long, long, long 4 years of cowardly Democrats kowtowing to the ultra Right.

If you'd like to express your displeasure, please contact:

  • parag.mehta@ptt.gov (Parag Mehta is Obama’s LGBT liaison in the transition team.)
  • dnoble@barackobama.com
  • bbond@barackobama.com
  • steve@hildebrandtewes.com (Steve Hildebrandt)
  • fred.hochberg@ptt.com
  • You can also contact Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s office.
    Feinstein should be outraged, but doesn't appear to be. After all, as we all celebrate the film Milk, it was Feinstein who famously found Harvey Milk lying dead on the floor of City Hall. She should be outraged to see Obama associate with such horrid and lying homophobes cut from the same cloth as Dan White.

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